pediatric foot careAs a parent, you should ensure that your child’s feet are developing properly and are being properly maintained. Consequently, it is important that you perform routine inspections on his or her feet to detect any injuries or deformities in their early stages. Early detection and treatment will help to ensure that your child does not develop any serious foot conditions.

Congenital Abnormalities
- Short Toes (Bradymetatarsia)
- Short leg (Tibial Hemimelia)

Achilles Tendonitis - Inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is a band of tough tissue on the back of the foot. It connects the heel bone to the calf muscles.

Bunions (Juvenile Hallux Abductus Valgus) - A bunion is a bony bump at the base of the big toe.

Flat Feet - An absent arch of the feet, this pathology may be painful or absent of pain.

Foot and Ankle Fractures - (cracked bones).

Hammertoes / Curly Toes (clinodactyly) / Mallet Toes - common toe issues can be treated in the office.

Heel Pain - Heel pain in children is not uncommon and issometimes caused by a few different pathologies including Sever’s disease, Achilles tendinitis, a heel fracture.

Iselin Disease - Overuse injury of the foot, can be caused by running and jumping that generates a large amount of pressure on the forefoot.

IN - toeing - Pigeon toed.

OUT - toeing - Femoral retroversion.

Blount's Disease - Unequal growth of tibial bone.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - Associated with limping gait.

Legg Calve Perthes Disease - Associated with a limping gait.

Sports Injuries - Turf toe, sand toe, shin splints.

Tarsal Coalition - An inappropriate fusion of bones.

Freiberg’s Infarction - Pain of one or more Metatarsals head and limping gait.

Idiopathic toe walking (ITW) - Tiptoeing gait.

Warts - Can be easily treated with office visit.

Kohler's Disease - Associated foot pain or limping gait.

Sever's Disease - Associated foot and leg pain or limping gait.

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